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Old 01-10-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Pump sizing aka adequate flow rate

So here is the story I have a 90 gallon reef tank on my first floor and a 40 gallon breeder tank in the basement in my office I am trying to combine the sumps for these two tanks in the basement next to my office now the major problem I am having is that I cannot find a pump to give me adequate gallons per hour to my 90 gallon display tank on the first floor
I am trying to just have one return pump from my sump to the other two tanks The second question is what is a acceptable gallon per hour flow rate for my 90 gallon tank everyone I ask online and locally gives me different answers the answer I most commonly get is more is better I am trying to shoot for 1000 gallons an hour as of right now I want to say my filtration is at about 600 gallons per hour any extra input would be greatly appreciated
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As a note my main display tank to the sump is approximately 15 feet straight up from the pump
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:14 PM   #3
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PanWorld 250PS External Aquarium Water Pump - 1900gph - Bulk Reef Supply
You might even be able to get away with the 200ps, depending on how much flow you need for other things.
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Just the breeder small 20 refugium to follow but that's about it thinking desperate pump for that
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Find out what the pw200 is after 15 feet of head and you will have a pretty good idea which pump you need.
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